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Books And Bricks: How A School Rebuilt The Community

ISBN-10: 1595727795
ISBN-13: 9781595727794
Author: Magona, Sindiwe
Illustrated by: Van Wright, Cornelius
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Starbright Books

Publication Date: May 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 72


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Grades 4-7

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Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 810L

Description
Salmina Arenda's school was a scary place. The fence had holes, the walls needed paint, and the yard was full of weeds and rubbish. But things started to look up when the school received new computers. Then disaster struck the school! Now parents, teachers, and students alike must rally together to revive their school and community. Books and Bricks is based on a real event at a primary school in Cape Town, South Africa, shortly after the historic elections in 1994, that ended apartheid and elected the first black president, Nelson Mandela. Change, even change for the better, can be unsettling yet it provides an opportunity to work together to improve the world. Books and Bricks is a compelling and uplifting story about self-reliance and community building.
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